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Continuation Boards/Selective Early Retirement Board (SERB)

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Continuation is the deferment of involuntary retirement or discharge for years of service or failures of selection for promotion of eligible Regular and Reserve officers serving in permanent grades above lieutenant junior grade.  The annual Officer Grade Continuation plan approved by the Secretary of the Navy issues continuation policy by grade and competitive category to meet service requirements.  A NAVADMIN message, providing continuation policy is released each year.


U.S. Code, Title 10 and SECNAVINST 1920.7B are the governing instructions for officer continuations. 

Officer Continuation Board and Announcement of Continuation Policy: NAVADMIN 306/18.  



Many common questions about continuation and 2XFOS are answered in the following: Frequently Asked Questions About Continuation and 2XFOS


Continuation Board results will be available in BOL once approved by the Secretary of the Navy.  This generally occurs shortly after the associated promotion board results are released.  Results will be posted only if a continuation board was convened. 


NOTE:  Board membership will no longer be released until after the results of the board are released.


BOL Continuation Codes and Terms:  Codes and Terms



Continuation Point of Contact: 

q       PERS-801  Commercial: (901) 874-4533   DSN: 882-4533 or
                                     (901) 874-4537   DSN: 882-4537









  • Board Date: 25 July 2011
  • Board Numbers:  Commanders-#12442; Captains-#12443
  • NAVADMIN 006/11 (Announcing)
  • NAVADMIN 105/11
  • NAVADMIN 165/11 
  • NAVADMIN 187/11 (Notice of Convening)
  • Address for Correspondence
  • List of Eligibles: Commanders -#12442  
  •                       Captains-#12443  
  • POC for eligibility: PERS 802 Commercial (901) 874-4537 DSN: 882 POC for board process: PERS 80 Commercial (901) 874-2362/4526/4524 DSN: 882


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